Wrist Fracture

A wrist fracture refers to a break in one or more bones in the wrist, which is a complex joint that allows for a wide range of motion and is critical for hand and finger movement. Wrist fractures can occur as a result of a traumatic injury, such as a fall, direct blow, or motor vehicle accident, or from overuse and repetitive stress on the wrist joint.



  • Fall on an outstretched hand OR severe trauma such as car or motor accidents .


  • Pain, swelling, deformity, bruising and tenderness around the injured area .
  • Inability to move or use the hand and wrist and numbness or tingling in the fingers.


  • Stable fractures of the wrist can be managed by cast or splint .
  • Unstable fractures often require surgery to restore and hold the alignment.

It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect you have a wrist fracture, as untreated or improperly treated fractures can lead to complications such as chronic pain, limited mobility, or the development of arthritis.

With proper care and treatment, most wrist fractures will heal over time, allowing for a return to normal activities. However, recovery may take several months and may require a significant period of rest and rehabilitation.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation can help improve the strength and stability of the wrist and prevent future injury. Wearing proper protective gear and avoiding activities that put excessive stress on the wrist joint can also help reduce the risk of wrist fractures.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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